Morality Media Best-Selling Author, Speaker & Thought Leader
Cedric Dean is a Morality Media bestselling author of THE SEVEN KEYS TO CHARACTER BUILDING. He attended the 2019 State of the Union Address, which was recognition of his unprecedented reentry accomplishments. THE SEVEN KEYS TO CHARACTER BUILDING is a complete blueprint of how Cedric went from serving LIFE PLUS 5 YEARS in federal prison to having a seat in the United States House Chambers for the prestigious State of the Union Address.
"He's the expert on it. He's the expert that I go to...I don't have to call somebody else. I just say, 'Cedric, what about this?' And he can give me firsthand knowledge on what I need to know about prison reform."
- Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Sheriff Garry McFadden
Cedric Dean presents an approach to being effective in attaining goals by aligning oneself to what he calls character education development based on a redemption process that earned his immediate release in November 2017 from a LIFE PLUS 5 YEARS federal prison system. Dean defines character, in the words of Mahatma Gandhi: "...mastery over your thoughts and actions." He illustrates this by referring to his transformation as empirical evidence that anyone can change one's thoughts and actions.
"How did Cedric Dean get his Life plus 5 years sentence reduced 4 times." "How was it possible for Cedric Dean to get off 10 years of federal probation in 1 year?" "What did Cedric Dean do to deserve to attend the State of the Union Address?" This book provides the empirical evidence of Cedric Dean's best practices.
Dean believes that "thugs" are infected by something called "THUG (Temporary Habitual Uncivil Gratification) Disease" which kills or disables crucial cognitive thoughts, progressively destroying the mind's ability to control misguided thinking. Deanism is centered on the seven keys of character building: rapport, inspiration, drive, attitude, preparation, flexibility and integrity. These seven keys of life were based on his experiences in prison.
A book of inspiring stories of how a mother's unconditional love freed her son from prison. It is a testament to the power of prayer and scriptures that kept Cedric Dean's mind stronger, wiser, and better. He has real childhood stories of poverty and crime and the strength to overcome. He provides true insight into life of his single mom during her very trying times. It is empirical evidence of the impact of commitment, character, and love. You will be inspired and uplifted by this memoir of a m
CEDRIC DEAN'S "HOW TO" SERIES
How to Save Our Children from Crime Drugs and Violence is the essential blueprint for saving America's children from the curse of criminality. Cedric begins by outlining what it takes to rescue our children: reason, restraint and resolve. The goal isn't just to save one, but one million. "We are the ones who get children to sell drugs, rob and kill, and we can get them to stop." Cedric often tells Federal Prisoners. Cedric Dean's personal and prison experiences shed light on critical lessons.
The United States’ gun violence has made the streets of Urban America a more deadly killing field for young African-Americans than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been for U.S. troops. Annually about 7,000 African-Americans are murdered, more than nine times out of 10 by other African-Americans, 88% of whom know each other. But America does not have a black on black violence problem, we have an all-inclusive killing problem. And Cedric Dean has an all-inclusive answer to create peace.
As a leading expert on youth crime and behavioral issues of adolescents, Cedric Dean explains crime prevention, through early intervention measures, is the answer—not jail or prison. Dean seeks outcomes that will be a winner for disadvantaged children, parents and society at large. His SAVE mentoring program has already won prestigious awards and gained national recognition for its character education development methodology. The SAVE Mentoring Program runs in the community and in 5 schools.
Seven years into his second prison term, Cedric Dean was placed in a Special Housing Unit, where he was confined in a cell for 23 hours a day, With a lot of free time on his hands, he read an urban street novel entitled: "B-More-Careful" by Shannon Holmes, who had also served time in prison. He enjoyed the book so much that, upon completion of reading it, he started writing a tale of his own: "For the Love of the Streets," Dean's first literary work, which was published in 2008.
It's the early 1980s, and Annie Mae, a young adult mother from Charlotte, NC meets Royal, a millionaire drug dealer, and pleads for his help to stop her 13 year-old-son Dedrick from going to prison. Dedrick faces the challenges of loving the streets more than loving his own home. Mother and son find themselves caught up in a vicious and violent world, and learn that jail and hell is the only way out of the street life.
Can the two most powerful black ministers of the United States get away with murder? Reverend Johnny Overstreet is a rare combination of a charismatic magnet and a ruthless charlatan; he is not afraid to break any commandment or step on anybody that gets in his way. Now, he's at the center of an event, that if ever revealed, would shake the Black Church to its very roots.
Looking reality straight in the eye, the White House recognizes that given the kind of war the jihadist are willing to fight and the casualties they are willing to take, no defensible level of troops will suffice. This story is about ten notorious prisoners that are recruited to pilot a program enacted to fill soldiers' slot with American prisoners. Their mission is to simply survive ... their reward...receive amnesty.
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